FCC halts Internet privacy rule that imposes data security requirements on broadband providers
Aaaaaand our privacy protections just took a step backwards.
Jim Pazzanghera reports:
The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday voted to halt an Internet privacy rule that would have imposed data security requirements on broadband providers.
The move, by a 2-1 vote, came after the agency’s new Republican chairman, Ajit Pai, indicated last week that he opposed the provision and broader privacy rules because they imposed tougher restrictions on high-speed Internet providers than on websites and social networks.
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